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Possible Ich on Black Moor


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  • Test Results for the Following:
    • * Ammonia Level(Tank) .25
    • * Nitrite Level(Tank) 0
    • * Nitrate level(Tank)
    • * Ammonia Level(Tap) 0
    • * Nitrite Level(Tap) 0
    • * Nitrate level(Tap) 0
    • * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.6
    • * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)
  • Other Required Info:

    • * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? api drops
    • * Water temperature? 64
    • * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 125, running since july, used filters from previous tank which had been running 1.5 years
    • * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? fluval 405, rena xp4
    • * How often do you change the water and how much? once a week, at least 50%
    • * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? 5 days ago, 60%
    • * How many fish in the tank and their size? 6. one jumbo, 5 medium
    • * What kind of water additives or conditioners? prime
    • * What do you feed your fish and how often? omega one small sinking pellets, once a day
    • * Any new fish added to the tank? yes
    • * Any medications added to the tank? not recently. i did several rounds of prazi in aug/sept. see link below to my post about that.
    • * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. see link below
    • * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? yes
    • * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? See previous post about Oranda

Oranda problem:

http://www.kokosgoldfish.invisionzone.com/forum/index.php?/topic/114851-oranda-floating-on-his-side/

I have just noticed my Black Moor has little white spots that look like grains of salt. Please see the video of him posted below. I added a new fish recently, a black Oranda that had been in quarantine for six weeks. I treated him with one round of Prazi upon his arrival. He was from a reputable source and didn't exhibit any strange behaviors or have evidence of disease. I added him to the main tank about 5 days ago. Today I noticed the spots on my Black Moor. No other fish have spots. Is this Ich? If so, any ideas on where it came from? How shall I proceed?

Thank you!

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They did not look fuzzy to me. They kind of looked like air bubbles. The edges were defined not wispy or fuzzy. I saw it, walked away for a few minutes and came back to look. There were fewer dots on my second inspection, that's when I took the video.

Which Prazi schedule should I follow?

Thank you!

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I'd like for you to just salt the tank to 0.1% after a WC, then add your dose of prazi. Then, maintain the salt for two weeks, but do WCs as you would. Two weeks later, add another dose of prazi, but without the salt. :)

The other thing that I should have said is that with black fish, they will get these little spots every once in a while, and this is more frequent during the fall and winter. As long as you maintain great conditions in the tank, they are not a bother and will go away on their own.

At least at the present, they don't look like ich, but because the fish is new, I don't want to risk waiting and letting the ich get worse (if it's ich). Salt is gentle enough that we can afford to take preventative measures like this. :)

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That's the annoying thing about having black fish, just like black pants if you have a white haired dog/cat, everything shows up. I'm not trying to interfere with Alex's diagnosis I believe he's right about salt treatment. I'm just venting about black fish I guess lol everytime the sand in my tank gets stirred up during maitenence my moors get flecs, and make me paranoid but its just the sand resting on them lol

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That's the annoying thing about having black fish, just like black pants if you have a white haired dog/cat, everything shows up. I'm not trying to interfere with Alex's diagnosis I believe he's right about salt treatment. I'm just venting about black fish I guess lol everytime the sand in my tank gets stirred up during maitenence my moors get flecs, and make me paranoid but its just the sand resting on them lol

How well I know this! :rofl

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